College Basketball Roundup: Clemson now 13-0
Published 12:00 am Friday, December 29, 2006
CLEMSON, S.C. — Freshman Trevor Booker had 14 points and Vernon Hamilton finished with 13 to help No. 25 Clemson beat Georgia 75-60 Thursday night to remain undefeated.
The Tigers (13-0) are off to their best start since the 1996-97 team coached by Rick Barnes started 17-0 and rose to No. 2 in the country.
The Tigers have beaten three Southeastern Conference teams this season, including victories against Mississippi State and South Carolina.
Georgia Tech 85, Troy 55
ATLANTA — Jeremis Smith didn’t allow any of his Georgia Tech teammates lose their intensity despite a big lead.Smith and Thaddeus Young each scored 16 points and Georgia Tech went on to rout Troy 85-55.
Tech’s leading scorer, Lewis Clinch, added nine points on 3-of-6 3-point baskets while Smith scored 10 of his points during the first seven minutes of the second half. Smith and Ra’Sean Dickey added nine rebounds apiece and Javaris Crittenton had 10 assists.
Maryland 91, Mount St. Mary’s 50
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Mike Jonessank all five of his 3-point shots in the opening four minutes and finished with a career-high 29 points, leading Maryland to a 91-50 rout
South Carolina 71, N.C.-Asheville 51
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Dominique Archie scored 16 points and had eight rebounds to lead South Carolina.
Baylor 91, N. Carolina A&T 71
WACO, Texas — Henry Dugat scored 19 points, including 4-of-7 3-pointers, to lead Baylor to a 91-71 win over North Carolina A&T.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Marcus Williams scored 21 points and Ivan Radenovic added 17 to help Arizona earn its 10th straight victory. Arizona (10-1, 1-0) is unbeaten since losing its opener at Virginia Nov. 12, the school’s longest win streak since 2003.
No. 9 Kansas 63, Detroit 43
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Julian Wright and Russell Robinson led a second-half charge that enabled mistake-prone Kansas (11-2) to pull away late.
No. 11 Texas A&M 101, Grambling 27
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Josh Carter and Texas A&M got off to fast start and Grambling State couldn’t keep up. Carter tied a school record with eight 3-pointers and the 11th-ranked Aggies scored the first 28 points.
No. 17 LSU 92, MVSU 58
BATON ROUGE, La. — Glen Davis had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead LSU to the win in the second round of the Hispanic College Fund Classic.
No. 19 Notre Dame 101, Rider 51
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Rob Kurz scored 23 points and Kyle McAlarney had 21 points on seven 3-pointers to lead Notre Dame to a 101-51 win over Rider.
Notre Dame (11-1) won its 10th straight game in its best run since winning 11 in a row in the 1986-87 season.
No. 21 Tennessee 101, Tenn. Tech 77
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Junior guard JaJuan Smith had a career-high 23 points Thursday night to lead No. 21 Tennessee to a 101-77 victory over Tennessee Tech.
No. 22 Memphis 87, Lamar 62
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chris Douglas-Roberts had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Memphis overcame a slow first half to get the win.
No. 24 Nevada 89, Maine 69
RENO, Nev. — Maine coach Ted Woodward couldn’t find a weakness in Nevada’s game.
Marcelus Kemp scored 20 points and Nick Fazekas added 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Wolf Pack to an
89-69 victory over the Black Bears.